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A GREAT VICTORY OBTAINED BY Colonell Jones, and the Parliaments Forces at Dublin in Ireland; ſhewing the manner how they ſallyed out of the City upon the Marq. of Ormond, and the Lord In­chiquin, fell upon them neer their Trenches, advanced up to their Works, put many to the ſword, and behea­ded one, which cauſed the enemy to cry out and ſay, That the Divell was in the Round-heads, for the taking off of heads. Alſo the Marq. of Ormond's Declaration con­cerning Lieut. Gen. Crumwell, and the proteſtation of the Souldiery thereupon.


London, Printed for G. Oreton, and are to be ſold neer the Royall Exchange in Cornhill, 1649.


Bloudy Newes from Dublin in Ireland; containing the par­ticulars of a great Fight between the Princes forces and the Parliaments, the manner how Colonell forces ſallyed out of the City and how the King of Scots horſe purſued them towards the Gates.

Honoured Sir,

ON Sunday morning laſt, a party of the Marq. of Ormonds horſe faced our frontier Guards, kee­ping a great careering neer the City Walls, and making ſeverall bold attempts within Piſtol ſhot of our Line, Spurs, and Sconces, which continued for the ſpace of half an hour; till at the laſt Capt. Cambray (Com­mander in chief of the new Fort) made a ſalley out with a party of horſe andoor, who placed the Muſquetiers in an obſcure trench, for an Ambuſcado; he himſelf being the Coy, for the calling in and enſnaring of the adverſe party; but upon his firſt advance towards them with his horſe, he found it a Work very full of difficulty, by reaſon that they had uſed the like point of policp: However, he reſolved to diſpute the place, and thereupon divided his horſe (being 60 in number) into two parties, he himſelf commanding the one, and Corner lack for the other; Capt. Cambray charged2 the Van of the Enemies Forlorn, Cornet Jackſon flanke them, and upon their firſt charge exchanged ground, with the loſſe of three men on both ſides; but upon their preſent wheeling, both parties received each other with a ſecond deſperate Onſet, who with great courage & reſolution kept their ſtations, diſputing the place with great gallantry; but at laſt our men being overpowred (by the coming on of a freſh ſupply of horſe) were forced to embrace an honou­rable retreat; the enemy purſued to the very turn pikes, where they were ſoon welcomed by the ſons of Mars, both from the mouth of the Canon and Muſquer, at which Vol­ley, 7 of them were forced to yeeld obedience, and one man having his head ſeparated from his ſhoulders by a Drake ſhot, his right hand man being ſomewhat ſtartled thereat, immediatly reply'd, The Divel's in theſe Round-heads for ta­king off heads. Whereupon the enemy ſoon deſerted engage­ment, leaving dead and wounded upon the place about 17, of our party five ſlain and two wounded.

Since the enemies receipt of the intelligence of the Lord Lieutenant Cramwels deſignment for this bleeding City, they have ſomewhat awakened us with ſtronger all arms, and (as we heat) have entred into Proteſtation, to live and die, stand and fall together, and to ſight it out to the laſt man, and that upon receipt of the foreſaid intelligence, Ormend called a Councell of Officers, at the head quarters neer Fingles, the reſult was, whether they ſhould prepare for a ſtorm, be­fore his Lordſhips landing, or whether they ſhould begin the City, ſtreighten other Gariſons, take in what they could and then randezvouz and draw into a Body, and give him battell at his landing: Upon mature deliberation thereon, it was unanimoſly declared by moſt of that Popiſh and Pre­laticall faction. That if he ſet footing there they wold fight him; in the mean time they would uſe their utmoſt endea­vours3 for the reducing of thoſe Garriſons which the Par­liament had in poſſeſſion.

But the thing that our Souldiery are moſt doubtfull and dubious of, is, that they fear the enemy will not give them a field upon the additionall forces landing, but that they wil rather betake themſelves to the Bogs and Woods.

And although we cannot but repreſent our ſelves in a ve­ry ſad condition (without timely relief) yet we cannot but exceedingly rejoyce at the gallantry of faithfull Col. Jones our Governour, under ſuch a ſtate, in his Repreſentation to the Lord Inchiquin; the ſum whereof followeth:

My Lord, As for that conference by your Lordſhip now propounded and deſired, it cannot be in prudence admitted, eſpacially in matters of this conſequence, and in times when ſuch debatings muſt needs be dangerous, as being ſubject to whatſoever conſtructions and miſconſtructions alſo. But ſo well am I ſatisfied in the juſtice of my cauſe (whereupon the Lords bleſſing hath dwelt viſibly, as I truſt it doth) and I am fixed to my juſt principles, whence by letters and diſ­courſes I am not to be removed; and I wiſh heartily your Lordſhip had done ſo likewiſe.

Your Sword hath been (I confeſſe) proſperous, but re­member, my Lord, the cauſe in which you then appeared, the ſame with this now by us here maintained, againſt thoſe bloudy Rebels.

But now is your Lordſhip with them moſt unhappily joyned, to the admiration of thoſe who formerly knew your Lordſhips profeſſions, &c.

Our Governour is very vigilant, and reſolved not to ſur­render upon any conditions. By the next I ſhall impart my ſelf more fully.


A Repreſentation of the proceedings of the Royall par••for CHARLES the ſecond.


THe Royall p••••begins to declare very high for the declared King of Scots, againſt the preſent au­thority of this Nation, and inſulteth very much o••the well affected party, ſaying, That Charles ſhall be〈◊〉and woe be unto them that ſayes againſt it; and upon〈◊〉day laſt ſeverall Gentlemen extraordinary well moun••, and gallantly armed) of quality came to Mancheſter, and there proclaimed Prince Charles (eldeſt Son to Charles the firſt) King of England, Scotland, and Ireland; which done they departed the town without interruption or moleſtati­on; and from thence went to Wiggin, where they cauſed the like to be proclaimed as formerly; and from thence they went to Kendall in Weſtmerland, where they met with ſome oppoſition at the proclaiming therof; the man­ner thus: A party of the Parliaments Souldiers having received information of their deli•••, prepared to received them, and even in the nick of time came in upon them, diſ­puted the place with ſeverall Vollies and at laſt the Royall party ſeeing themſelves overpowred in number, beco••themſelves to a retreat, and by the ſwiftneſſe of their horſes made an honourable retreat, and eſcaped, with the loſſe of two men.

One Col. Walton is ſaid to be the Commander in chiefe of the Royall party, and leaves no means unaſſayed for the advancing of his young Maſters Cauſe.

Lieceſter 9 July, 1649. Sir, We hear that the Royall par­ty about Newark upon Trent hath lately proclaimed Prince5 Charles King of Great Britain, France and Ireland,〈…〉Market place, and give out very high language againſt〈◊〉preſent Authority of this Nation, ſaying that they wil〈◊〉a King, and that they neither can nor will lye and〈◊〉un­der the inſupportable burthen of cruelty〈◊〉••preſſion; but it hoped care, wll be〈…〉of the diſtempers of theſe troubled ſpirits, & ſp••••〈◊〉taken for the preventing of the like for〈…〉

By Letters from the Weſt it is ſaid, that the aderſe〈◊〉in Cornwall, have lately had a meeting〈…〉they declared their Reſolutions for the proclaiming of〈◊〉Charles King, and to uſe all poſſible meanes for his reſt••­ration; but its believe, that if they poſſeſs on this treaſo­nable deſign, as the Parliament of England hath〈◊〉i, they will ſuddenly receive a〈…〉.

We likewiſe hear, that a Squadron of the Princes ſhips hath fallen on the Northern Fleet, and that they have taken about 30 ſhips laden with comodities for London, and diſ­pierſed the Convoy: this Victory (it's ſaid) fell to Capt. 〈…〉Admiral to the Prince) 〈…〉carrying〈…〉of Ordnance, called The〈◊〉of Dunkirk, formerly the King of Spain's Vice-admirall.

Since which time we hear, that Capt. Harris hath obtaind ſome gallant atchievements at Sea, and that he hath taken three of the Princes ſhips, and ſunk two, with the loſſe of eight men.

The K. of Denmark hath cauſed to be proclaimed through all his Dominions, That whoſoever will take up Arms againſt the Parliament of England, they ſhall have free egreſſe and re­greſse into his Harbours, and may freely ſecure within his Do­minions any prize made vpon the Engliſh ſhips, belonging to the Parliament.

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6By Letterfromristol it is advertized, that the intants in thoſe parts ſhew themſelves very forward to•••pagate the Work in hand, for the relief of bleeding Dthe Citizens having alſo declared a great willingneſſe••pedite the ſame, and to accommodate and furniſh the〈◊〉Lieutenant with ſuch neceſſaries, as ſhall become•••••mentall for ſo great and faithfull a patriot and true P••nage. The Colours of his Life-guard are black and〈◊〉and in his match not far beyond Windſor, a ſhe••••boy eſpying them, ſaid, perhaps they might be dy'd〈◊〉•••gh before they returned from thence; who being over〈◊〉he was apprehended, and committed to ſale cuſtody.

Letters from the Navy ſay, that there hath lately hapned ſome diſpute and action between the Parliaments Fl•••〈◊〉the Princes neer Kingſale, but no great hurt done on〈◊〉ſide.


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TextA great victory obtained by Colonell Jones, and the Parliaments forces at Dublin in Ireland; shewing the manner how they sallyed out of the city upon the Marq. of Ormond, and the Lord Inchiquin, fell upon them neer their trenches, advanced up to their works, put many to the sword and beheaded one, which caused the enemy to cry out and say, that the divell was in the round-heads, for the taking off of heads. Also the Marq. of Ormond's declaration concerning Lieut. Gen. Crumwell, and the protestation of the souldiery thereupon.
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Bibliographic informationA great victory obtained by Colonell Jones, and the Parliaments forces at Dublin in Ireland; shewing the manner how they sallyed out of the city upon the Marq. of Ormond, and the Lord Inchiquin, fell upon them neer their trenches, advanced up to their works, put many to the sword and beheaded one, which caused the enemy to cry out and say, that the divell was in the round-heads, for the taking off of heads. Also the Marq. of Ormond's declaration concerning Lieut. Gen. Crumwell, and the protestation of the souldiery thereupon. [2] 6 p. Printed for G. Oreton, and are to be sold neer the Royall Exchange in Cornhill,London :1649.. (Annotation on Thomason copy: "July 16".) (Reproduction of the original in the British Library.)
  • Ormonde, James Butler, -- Duke of, 1610-1688 -- Early works to 1800.
  • Inchiquin, Murrough O'Brien, -- Earl of, 1614-1674 -- Early works to 1800.
  • Great Britain -- History -- Commonwealth and Protectorate, 1649-1660 -- Early works to 1800.
  • Ireland -- History -- 1625-1649 -- Early works to 1800.

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